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Thursday In Depth: February 23, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Screening children for high cholesterol levels

    In the last three decades, obesity has tripled in adolescents and doubled in children. One of the consequences is a rise in cardiovascular disease in children. Should all children have their cholesterol levels screened?

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    John Hope Bryant on financial dignity

    The percentage of young people who have jobs in this country is near the lowest it's been since 1950. We're talking with financial literacy advocate John Hope Bryant about youth unemployment and why he believes financial dignity is the new civil rights issue.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Robert Kagan on 'The Myth of American Decline'

    Is America in decline? Robert Kagan argues that this anxiety is misplaced. The Brookings Institution senior fellow's new book on the topic is Kerri Miller's Pick of the Week.

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  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.

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Kerri Miller joined MPR News in June 2004 as host of MPR's News' Midmorning and Talking Volumes. Before that she was an award-winning television reporter for KARE 11. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981.

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